A Photoelastoplastic Study of Stress Concentration Factors and Residual Stresses in Two Notched Specimens of Polycarbonate Material
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATERVLIET NY LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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A photoelastoplastic study on stress concentrations, in elastic as well as in elastoplastic states, in a C-shaped specimen and a compact tensile specimen of polycarbonate material has been made. The principles of the experimental method are outlined, equations for nominal stresses are given, and stress concentration factors are determined. Residual stresses after unloading are calculated by making the usual assumption that unloading is an elastic process. In the elastic state, stress concentration factors are readily applicable to specimens of any material with similar geometry and loading. In the elastoplastic state, it requires the similarity of stress-strain relation between model and prototype materials.